Welcome to week six – our third week of blended learning! We feel that we’re all beginning to get the hang of it!

Like last week we will be teaching the extension work in school, try doing the extension work if you’re at home but if it is too tricky then you can access the BBC learning. We will help you if you’ve been working on BBC Bitesize at the start of the week when you’re in school for Thursday and Friday.

Leavers Service at Blackburn Cathedral

Last year we were lucky enough to go to Blackburn Cathedral and take part in a leavers service. This year the cathedral has put on a virtual service which can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34BDWxEp5Ic&feature=youtu.be

Mrs Thomas would like to include something about this service in the celebration assembly on Friday, after you have watched the video can you provide a response that could be included such as poem, prayer, video message, song, artwork and send it in to us.


This week I have set another purple mash activity in your 2Do’s on Friends. Please make sure you answer the questions in relation to friendship not just general comments!


Extension Theme: Space – part 2

Discover what it takes to become an astronaut, the exciting space explorations lined up for 2020 and beyond, and delve into the fictitious planet, Pandora.

When following links online, parents should monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online.

BBC website – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-lessons/1

Find English for today’s lesson 6th July

LI – To read and analyse a text


LI – To write a non-fiction guide on how to become an astronaut

Explore how to become an astronaut by reading these texts, making notes as you read each one.

Task 1: Read the extract below from Usborne Official Astronauts Handbook by Louie Stowell. Make notes as

you write.

Astronauts Handbook FINAL opening extract

 Task 2: Read the extract below from Page 5 ‘How to become a NASA astronaut’ of cool astronomy

50 fantastic facts for kids of all ages by Malcolm Croft

Cool Astronomy FINAL opening extract

 Task 3: Read the last extract below


Task 4:

Imagine you have been asked to design a short guide / leaflet for NASA titled ‘How to Become an Astronaut’.

The guide is for children aged around 9-11 to inform them of what it takes to become an astronaut.

Using what you have read, create your leaflet/guide. You may wish to include these features:

– Instructional writing – use the 2nd person You to write your guide ‘If you’re thinking of becoming an astronaut

   … You will need…’

– Rhetorical questions as sub-headings, such as ‘What will you need?’

– Clear diagrams / labelled pictures to support your information

– Presentational features such as bullet points/ numbering to order your information.



We are continuing to focus on key areas that will help you when you start in Year 7. Again we do not want you to access the BBC learning for maths but to complete the work we have set for you here.

This week we are focusing on the four number operations. On Monday and Tuesday we are looking at addition and subtraction from Abacus 3 Textbook. Remember to read each question carefully,

Maths Page 16

Maths Page 17

Maths Page 18

Maths Answers Page 16

Maths Answers Page 17 and 18


Today’s lesson will be here on the blog.

Task 1: First read the presentation but stop on page 7.

Lesson Presentation Adaptation, Evolution and Human Intervention

Task 2: Complete the one star or three star sheet on advantages and disadvantages of adaptations.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Adaptation

Task 3: Return to the presentation but stop on page 13.

Task 4: Complete the research on different cross breeds, present your work as shown on the carroll diagram on the page. I have found a few websites that you may find useful or you can do your own research.




Task 5: Finish the presentation

Stilling time

For stilling time today have a go at this breathing and moving exercise .


Have a good morning’s learning!


Mrs Poole